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App helps Lowe's shoppers find products without asking

App helps Lowe's shoppers find products without asking | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
Lowe's Companies has upgraded its main shopping app to help customers find products once they are inside a store.
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Lowe's companies ( active in the retail sector) created an app for their consumers. With this app consumers can create a shopping list and look for the exact location of a product in the store. This app is made to maximize customer convenience and satisfaction.

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Firm launches banking app for wearable technology

Firm launches banking app for wearable technology | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
A new banking app has been launched by British firm Intelligent Environments for use with Pebble wearable smart devices.
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Intellegint environments (IT sector) has launched a new banking app for wearable smart devices. This means that people can do their banking without having to go to the bank or even touch their phones. The goal of this project is to achieve maximum customer conveniece.

But the wearable smart devices have still a long road to go.

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Omnivision Studios to showcase interactive display tech at ISE 14

Omnivision Studios to showcase interactive display tech at ISE 14 | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
Omnivision Studios BV, a provider of multitouch software for touchscreen displays, today announced it will showcase its Omnitapps Multi-Touch Software at the 2014 Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam, Feb.
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Omnivsion Studios BV is a company active in the IT sector and provides multitouch sofwtware for touchscreen displays. More and more companies are expanding the use of touchscreens and these companies need software that provide a multitouch content at a lower cost.

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‘Sixdots’ wordt sleutel tot vlot en veilig mobiel en online shoppen in Belgie

‘Sixdots’ wordt sleutel tot vlot en veilig mobiel en online shoppen in Belgie | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
Op 4 november hebben Belgacom en BNP Paribas Fortis ”Belgian Mobile Wallet NV” opgericht, een joint venture met als doel de online en mobiele handel in België te ondersteunen.
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Belgacom and BNP Paribas Fortis are companies in the mobile and banking sector. Together they have created Sixdots, an app for your smartphone. With is app you will be able to pay in real stores. The goal of this app is to increase security and customer convenience.

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Technology you can bank on

Technology you can bank on | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
Lessons a bank based on social media and Web 2.0 can teach the broader financial services industry
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Fidor bank is a start-up created by group of entrepreneurs. The main idea is the integration of social media and banking. The goal of this company is to keep low costs and high trust from the community, by constantly communicating with them through social media.

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KFC brings free Wi-Fi to customers

KFC brings free Wi-Fi to customers | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
KFC has become the latest outlet on the high street to bring free Wi-Fi to its customers
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KFC a major company in the fastfood industry is implementing free wi-fi in their stores in the UK. With this new service they are trying to attract more customers and achieve a higher customer satisfcaction.

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BMW to showcase autonomous driving technology at CES

BMW to showcase autonomous driving technology at CES | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
BMW will unveil their plans for highly automated driving at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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BMW is a german car company and are trying to increase safety, comfort and efficiency for the driver and traffic system by developping highly automated driving technology. They are also unveiling an app that allows to display a vehicle's information on an owner's smartphone.

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Amazon Prime Air

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Amazon Prime Air
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Amazon is probably the biggest e-commerce company in the world and is trying to make the next step towards the future of home deliveries.Introducing 'Amazon Prime Air', an unmanned drone that delivers packages to your home as quickly as possible. If this turns out to be a succes, Amazon will be to able cut tranporting costs and reach maximum customer satisfaction.

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How One Vegas Casino Uses iPads To Loosen Up Gamblers | Cult of Mac

How One Vegas Casino Uses iPads To Loosen Up Gamblers | Cult of Mac | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
Spense is an iPad-toting "Beverage Ambassador" at the Rio casino. LAS VEGAS -- The Rio casino is using iPads to do what casinos do: get visitors drunk and
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The Rio Casino active in the service industry implemented the ipad in the casino. Waiters use these ipads to order drinks for gamblers, then another waiter brings the drink the right person. This way waiter holding the ipad can mingle with gamblers and create a higher customer satisfaction. Because of the use of the ipad drinks can be delivered much faster to the consumer.

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Delta equips pilots with Microsoft Surface 2 tablets

Delta equips pilots with Microsoft Surface 2 tablets | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
Pilots flying Delta Airlines planes will be given Microsoft Surface 2 tablets in a bid to make cockpits paperless
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Delta Airlines operates in the transportation sector. The company implemented tablets, by giving them to the pilots.The objective of this project is to reduce costs of the paper and to increase the convenience for the pilots and co-pilots. They will also be saving money on fuel, because of the loss ofweight of the paper.

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The Future of Healthcare – Philips and Google Glass

The Future of Healthcare – Philips and Google Glass | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
Watch a demonstration of the future of healthcare. Learn about the proof of concept for IntelliVue Solutions built in conjunction with Accenture.
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Google and Philips Healtcare are companies active in the IT sector and Healthcare sector. By combining the google glasses and Philips intelliVue Solutions they have created the concept of transferring a patients vital signs to the google glasses. This makes it easier for doctors to get information when they need it. It is especially usefull in operating rooms, doctors can use the glasses hands-free and voice-controlled to get information.

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Hello bank! gaat partnership aan met Tomorrowland

Hello bank! gaat partnership aan met Tomorrowland | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
Hello bank! herkent in Tomorrowland dezelfde drive en ambitie om innovatief in te spelen op veranderende verwachtingen en behoeften. Als bank voor de ...
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Tomorrowland is a festival known around the world, located in Belgium. The collaberation of Hello bank with Tomorrowland results in more convenience and security for people at Tomorrowland. By using prepaid cards those people can choose their expenses before they are at the festival.

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Swiss train drivers equipped with iPads to save millions in energy costs

Swiss train drivers equipped with iPads to save millions in energy costs | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
Switzerland’s rail network is equipping train drivers with iPads that will advise them on the optimum speed to travel, in an innovative project that aims to save over 10 million Swiss Francs a year in energy costs...
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The Swiss federal railway is a company that provides public transport. By equipping the train conductors with ipads the conductors get an indication of the optimum speed. The goal of this initiative is to avoid collisions and stopping abruptly. More security and reduced costs are the main advantages for this project.

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Extreme automation: FedEx Ground hubs speed deliveries

Extreme automation: FedEx Ground hubs speed deliveries | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
FedEx Ground's highly automated hubs, which sort 3.5 million packages a day without human intervention, are speeding up deliveries and helping the company win market share.
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Fedex a major delivery company uses highly automated hubs to sort packages. From the moment that a package is unloaded to the moment that it's at the loading dock it isn't touched by a human hand. Everything is automated by using several scans.

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Sven De Braekeleer's curator insight, December 30, 2013 9:08 PM

This is a showcase about transport company FedEX, in which is explained how FedEx only uses machines between all the different stadiums of the supply chain. 


Because of this technology, FedEx Ground has gained market share for 25 consecutive quarters.


The company's goals is to always get faster and faster, without losing any of its quality service. 

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FIS - Companies & Products - OriginOil to Launch Its Permanent Technology Showcase at Model Fish Farm

FIS - Companies & Products - OriginOil to Launch Its Permanent Technology Showcase at Model Fish Farm | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
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Originoil has developed a highspeed, chemicalfree water cleanup technology for the oil & gas, algae and other water-intensive industries. OriginOil trying tohelp improve yields and making seafood healthier by dramatically reducing the levels of toxic ammonia and bacteria in water. 

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